As appealing as the players in this image are, there is so much more going on here. The cameraman in the corner, for example, and the anxious woman sitting two seats away from him. But the part I like best is the pockmarks on the boards. Today’s game is so sanitized you no longer get to see such wear and tear.
Forty-seven years ago today, Fergy (#22) was helping coach Team Canada as they opened their ’72 Summit Series against the Soviets — in the same arena pictured here.